The County Council Brasov, through the County Centre for the Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture, in partnership with Brasov Town hall and the Prefecture organized on January 24 an impressive ceremony meant to mark 150 years since the Union of Romanian Principalities.
The Union Round
The event traditionally begins at Brasov with the students' march toward the historical centre of Brasov. Members of the famous Juni bands - a prestigious remnant of the community living once in the medieval Brasov ? along with many inhabitants danced the Union Round in the historical market. In the evening, Juni invited everybody to their traditional Union Ball.
After the Crimean War (1853 - 1856) the external situation looked favourable to the Unification of Moldava and Walachia. Russia?s defeat and the political hegemony of France offered a favourable context to the project. Napoleon III, emperor of the French, wanted an oriental bastion to counterbalance the Russian expansion. The Romanian Principalities Union took place in mid-nineteenth century and represents the unification of Moldova and Walachia under the reign of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, elected prince of both principalities at 5 January 1859 in Moldova and at 24 January 1859 in Wallachia.